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The first ever website just turned 25-years-old and this is what it looked like

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Sit down, pour yourself a coffee and put this in your brain box. The first ever website is a quarter of a century old. There are teenagers right now that are old enough to drink and are still younger than this website.

The first ever website - Tim Berner-Lee’s World Wide Web - went live 25 years ago on 20 December 1990. Yes, that’s right, yesterday. We would have told you this but we didn’t because a) we didn’t know, and b) we weren’t at work because it was Sunday and we still haven’t done all of our Christmas shopping.

None the less, the impressiveness of this information is not diminished.

The website went live at CERN, although it wasn’t actually public for almost a year later, and was a fairly dry affair, concerning itself with mostly just the explanation of ‘hypertext’, something that now we live in the future we’re all incredibly proficient in, right?

The site laid the foundations of the internet as we know it, so it's quite a big deal. Since paving the way for the internet, Berners-Lee has stayed in the digital game; directing the World Wide Web Consortium, he's still active in many of the current debates regarding censorship online. CERN is more famous these days for the Hadron Collider and their quest to discover the origins of life. Which is quite the leap.

Once again, we’re sorry we’re telling you all of this now and not yesterday, just enjoy it though, yeah?

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